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New Scan4Safety Report

Jul 29, 2020, by Amanda Creane - Category: Healthcare

Increasing patient safety and improving operational efficiency across the NHS.  Report published July 2020. “This report fully details the evidence from the Scan4Safety demonstrator programme. It highlights the improvements made to patient safety and financial efficiency by enabling traceability in a clinical setting through the unambiguous identification of every person, every product, and every place. It provides a compelling case for the implementation of point-of-care scanning across the NHS, particularly as we cons...

Online Marketplace and eCommerce Trends and Statistics

Jul 22, 2020, by Claire Gibbons, TrueCommerce - Category: Retail Technology & MarketplacesA round up of the latest online shopping and ecommerce statistics from the UK National Statistics Office, Digital Commerce 360, Channel Advisor, Retail Economics and Alvarez & Marsal.

Regardless of where you are on your omni-channel journey, it is important to keep up to date on eCommerce trends and statistics to ensure you are maximising your sales opportunities. Our Gold Partner TrueCommerce has collated some of the key eCommerce and online marketplace statistics from the last 12 months that are worth considering.The popularity of online shopping shows no signs of slowingWhilst online shopping is far from new and in fact dates back to the early 90’s, albeit with a very different experience to the o...

COVID-19: Has outsourced EDI ever been more relevant?

Jul 16, 2020, by Claire Gibbons, TrueCommerce - Category: Retail Technology

Business continuity with employees working from home - how did your EDI and invoicing fare?It is still hard to believe the impact that COVID-19 has had on our daily lives. Whilst I don’t think any of us could have been fully prepared for what happened and the impact it had across the globe, it is fair to say that some companies have been more exposed than others.Organisations needed to act fast when the Government announced that employees should work from home where possible. The implications were huge. This was no easy...

Eirtrade service retirement: Need to find a new EDI Provider?

Jul 16, 2020, by Maria Svejdar - Category: Retail TechnologyAvoid disruption with a proven eirtrade migration process

Later this year, the eir (Eirtrade) EDI solution will be completely retired and all existing customers of the service will need to find a new provider.Avoid disruption with a proven eirtrade migration processGS1 Ireland Gold Partner, TrueCommerce, has helped many of Ireland's largest brands such as Musgrave and Dunnes Stores to move seamlessly from eir's on premise EDI solution to their cloud-based, fully managed service.  With 20+ years of industry experience you will benefit from proven processes that are continually ...

Standards Spotlight Episode 2: GTINs

Jul 2, 2020, by Fionnuala Malone, GS1 Ireland - Category: Standards SpotlightStandards Spotlight on the GS1 GTIN

What is a GTIN?A GTIN, or Global Trade Item Number, is a number that uniquely identifies a product or service. You will see GTINs under barcode symbols on almost every product in the world. In Europe, they’re usually 13 digits long. You might see shorter 8-digit numbers used on smaller products. GTINs can be licensed from GS1 organisations around the world – to guarantee their uniqueness.Barcode Manager is the online tool available to you to manage your GTINs and the product information associated with them - it will ev...

Scan4Safety: The foundations for safer care

Jun 25, 2020, by Siobhain Duggan - Category: HealthcareRisk can be designed out of systems using standardised identification and scanning technologies.

Firstly, we at GS1 Ireland would like to give our thanks and send best wishes to all frontline staff working hard to keep us safe during this crisis. In such challenging times the need for traceability, and good track and trace processes, is even more evident. Siobhain Duggan, Director of Innovation and Healthcare with GS1 Ireland, writes.It is widely accepted that more needs to be done to improve traceability processes across the healthcare system. As we move through the successive phases of this pandemic, these same p...

One Small Step To Sustainable Business

Jun 24, 2020, by Austin Gleeson - Category: SustainabilityOrganisations have met the challenges of recent weeks head-on. Many are not taking the 1st steps, as a community, to meet the challenges of sustainability.

Now is the right time for businesses to meet consumers' increased demands for sustainability.Late 2019 and early 2020 saw the headwinds for sustainability increase, with a growing number of organisations developing sustainability initiatives. While the COVID-19 crisis threatens the existence of many organisations, it also offers a glimpse into what the sustainable organisation of the future might look like, with shortened supply chains, reduced employee travel and increased brand social purpose. Arguably, the COVID-19 c...

Webinar: Trading with Marketplaces

Jun 20, 2020, by Maria Svejdar - Category: Retail Technology & MarketplacesMarketplaces can help companies of all sizes maximise sales, enter new geographies and more. Learn about trading on this webinar.

This webinar by TrueCommerce examines online marketplaces – from what they are and how their popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, to how they extend far beyond Amazon and eBay and how they can help companies of all sizes maximise sales, enter new geographies and more.  This webinar is ideal if you are looking to begin selling on marketplaces or are looking to further leverage them. It is also ideal for those companies who already have an established presence but are looking to increase the efficiency of their pro...

Making niche marketplaces part of your e-commerce plan

Jun 18, 2020, by Austin Gleeson - Category: Retail MarketplacesIn the delivery economy era, the key to e-commerce success for SME producers is to cater to a broad range of niche customers in a range of niche marketplaces

In the delivery economy era, the key to success in e-commerce is to cater to a broad range of niche customers.More shoppers are buying from more producers. This becomes more apparent in the last number of weeks with the massive growth in SME food and drinks businesses starting to trade online. While many businesses have added stores to their websites, a lot of this online sales growth has been supported by the increase in numbers of Irish e-commerce portals and niche marketplaces.Marketplace giants such as Amazon, eBay ...

Selling your product through online marketplaces

Apr 8, 2020, by Austin Gleeson, GS1 Ireland - Category: Retail Marketplaces

Right now, you might be considering how to sell more of your products online.Selling online allows even the smallest business to reach a massive market across the world.Despite the large number of e-commerce tools and courses available selling online and in marketplaces is competitive and can be very complicated. Here are some things to consider before getting started when selling online.  How Can I Sell My Products Online?There are two main ways businesses sell their products online:1.      On their own website2.      ...

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